Sex Ed Impact Award

  • The Center for Sex Education is so excited to announce Loretta J. Ross as the winner of the 2021 National Sex Ed Conference Sex Ed Impact Award!

    Loretta J. Ross joined the women’s movement in 1978 by working at the first rape crisis center in the country and learned about women’s human rights, reproductive justice, white supremacy, and women of color organizing. She also researched and fought hate groups such as the KKK in the 1990s, founded a national center for teaching people about their human rights, and co-founded SisterSong. Loretta wants to share what she has experienced with emerging activists in hopes that you will join the transformative human rights movement that has changed the world.

    Loretta is a principal partner with 14th Strategies Consultants, a public affairs strategic agency dedicated to helping organizations, universities, and corporations live up to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This team features experts on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), public relations and brand management, fundraising, and strategic and organizational development.

    Loretta currently teaches about the call-out culture and white supremacy as a professor at Smith College. She speaks, trains, consults, and lectures on many issues, including reproductive justice, appropriate whiteness, human rights, violence against women, and calling in the calling out culture.

    Loretta is the co-author or co-editor of Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practicesand Critique, Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, which was the number one listing in women’s studies on Amazon’s booklist in 2017, Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice, and she is the author of the forthcoming Calling In the Calling Out Culture. She joins the National Sex Ed Conference from Johannesburg, South Africa.

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